Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2017-50

Common name:

Tennessee Warbler

Scientific name: Leiothlypis peregrina
Date: 09/27/2017
Time: All Day
Length of time observed: Various
Number: 1
Age: Probably HY
Sex: unknown
Location: Sandy
County: Salt Lake
Elevation: 4,800'
Distance to bird: 3' to 20'
Optical equipment: 8x42 binoculars and a 600mm lens
Weather: Sunny and clear
Light Conditions: perfect
Description:        Size of bird: warbler
(Description:)       Basic Shape: warbler
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  yellow, green, and white
(Description:)            Bill Type: sharp
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Yellow-green warbler, with white undersides and undertail coverts, and sharp bill.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  very sweet chip note.
Behavior: actively feeding all day in an aspen
Habitat: suburban
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
OCWA: has yellow undertail coverts, and different giss.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Seen many in the midwest and a handful in Utah.
References consulted: none
Description from: From memory
Observer: Tim Avery
Observer's address: Sandy, Utah
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Kenny Frisch, Nate Brown, Larene Wyss
Date prepared: 09/28/2017
Additional material: Photos here:
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